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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – June 2016

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Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. Each month Uppercase sends you a new YA book, a related accessory, and exclusive content from the author of the chosen book.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: Uppercase

The Cost: $29 (If you want them to pick a book based on your tastes the cost is $35 each month)

The Products: “When you sign up for Uppercase, every month you’ll receive:

  • 1 exciting new YA book
  • 1 book accessory (funky items like bookmarks, posters, jewelry, totes, etc)
  • A personal explanation of the choice + other similar titles
  • Discount codes for popular book buying websites
  • Exclusive content from the author of that month’s book”

Ships to: US and Canada (extra shipping costs for Canadian subscribers).

Ships via: USPS

Check out all my reviews of Uppercase and all my reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!


Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a note from Lisa.


There is also a read along bookmark with codes for when you hit certain pages – and you’ll get questions, polls, videos, etc. that go along with the book.


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)

Book Summary from Amazon:

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane,coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.

Like that could go wrong.

This book is signed by all three authors:


I’m only a few chapters into the book so far, but I’m already really enjoying it. To be honest, I kind of knew I’d be enjoying it before I even got to the first chapter:

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Juniper & Ivy Designs Deathly Hallows Magnet – Value $8

Probably not something you’ll read me saying often, but I think this is a pretty tasteful and classy magnet! (I’m also 100% biased on all things Harry Potter, so factor that in my opinion!)


Risa Rodil Designed Tote Bag – Value $12?

I’m estimating on the value of this tote because it is an Uppercase Box subscriber exclusive! (If you like Risa Rodil designs, I definitely recommend this subscription. Risa Rodil exclusive designs are a bit of a staple!)


Verdict: This box has a value of about $30. I’m estimating on the tote, and the book is signed, so that may make the value higher to many people. I’m almost always happy with this subscription. I think the curation is great, and it seems like my taste in YA books is similar to Lisa’s so that works out very well!

What do you think of this month’s Uppercase box? Have you read the book yet?


FYI – this exact book is also the Owl Crate book of the month. This is the first time they’ve ever had the same book – hopefully the last, too!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Liz, Do you have a discount code?

  2. I am totally bummed as this is my first Owlcrate and yes I subscribe to Uppercase and Owlcrate now and both sent the same book. Uppercase’s is signed which is a plus, Owlcrate’s is not and they’re both hardback. The real bummer is that I also have a paperback ARC signed to me by all three authors too that I got at Y’allWest. So yep, the Owlcrate book is going up for swap. Now if LitJoy sends the same book not only will heads roll, but book clubs will be put on notice! I buy very few books these days (that’s what my library and tax dollars are for) and can’t afford to keep paying for the same book over and over!

  3. I love both of these subscription, and am super happy with the curation. I m disappointed to be getting the same book,I hope this doesn’t happen too often or I’ll be forced choose one. Boo!

    • This book has been on my to read list since I heard about it so hopefully with it being in both subs I will be able to swap for a copy!

      • Have one up for swap!!!!

        Kerry P

  4. Hahahahaha! I seriously just busted out laughing! At first I was like “room for Leo on the door?” And then I looked at the “evidence” picture and just lost it! Because yes, HE COULD HAVE FIT! That has always bugged the crap out if me! Now I might have to read this book.

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